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Golden Plains Shire Council is in caretaker mode during the Election Period from 12pm, Tuesday 22 September to 6pm, Saturday 24 October, 2020. For more information, click here.

Local Avian Influenza Update: To stay-up-date on current advice and restrictions for all Golden Plains Shire bird owners, click here.

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Find out the latest news from Golden Plains Shire Council – you can browse our newsfeed below, search for something you are interested in filter by our key words, such as ‘youth’, ‘volunteer’, or ‘project update’. Information included in our web news items are correct at the time of publication.

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Date: Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:15am
Category: Community

Here is an update from Cr Helena Kirby, Mayor of Golden Plains Shire Council. 

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 9:45am
Category: Media Releases
Town: Dereel

Great news! Residents of Dereel and surrounds can now access 3G and 4GX mobile coverage as Telstra delivers on the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot programme.

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 10:45am
Category: Community

Find out our adjusted opening hours over the festive period, garbage and recycling changes, who to call in case of emergency and more. 

Date: Monday, 11 December 2017 - 2:15pm
Category: Youth

The stellar efforts of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Schurman from Maude have been recognised, with this bright young woman taking out the ‘Service’ award at the prestigious 2017 Victorian Premiers Awards.

Date: Friday, 8 December 2017 - 11:45am
Category: Environment
Town: Teesdale

Golden Plains Shire Council was part of a working group for a Traditional Owner burning project that has taken out the prestigious ‘Government and Industry Partnership Award’ at the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards.

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 11:45am
Category: Environment

Now is the right time to check your property for the noxious weed serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma). The recent rains and warm winter in some parts of Victoria have been good for crops, but unfortunately, also good for the growth of serrated tussock.

Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 4:30pm
Category: Arts and Culture

​Winners of the 2017 Spring in the Shire photography competition have been announced

Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - 9:15am
Category: Community

Golden Plains Shire is known to have a high population of snakes, so the following list of snake catchers might come in handy!

Remember, it is against the law to kill snakes. Fortunately, there are professionals out there highly skilled in catching snakes. 

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 9:45am
Category: Aged and Disability
International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated on Sunday 3 December.

Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 4:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Cr Des Phelan congratulates Mayor Helena Kirby

Golden Plains Shire Council has chosen their new Mayor, with Cr Helena Kirby confirmed at a special Council meeting today.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 10:56am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.